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SOLD FS Only: one of a kind Benavente SCD5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by j-raj, Sep 16, 2008.


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  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Benavente 5 String SCD, with custom pickup placement
    Flamed Redwood Top and matching headstock cap
    34 inch Scale
    Mahogany Body
    Hipshot Tuners and A-style Bridge
    Wenge and Maple 5 piece Neck
    Macassar Ebony fingerboard, w/ redwood binding
    Macassar Ebony knobs (not in picture, but they were added later)
    Macassar Ebony pick up covers

    Controls:
    Volume (pull for single coil)
    Blend
    Passive Tone Control
    Bass: Boost only (pull for passive)
    Midrange: Boost/Cut
    Treble: Boost/Cut

    benaventeSCD01.
    benaventeSCD04.
    benaventeSCD05.
    benaventeSCD02.

    $3500.



    As many of you might know, this bass was stolen from me June 28th 2007 from Fuzzy Bar after a gig there. 4-5 days later the thief went to A Special Money (pawn shop just north of the city) and there it stayed for 14 months, untouched and hidden in the back room till the middle of last month.

    This bass has seen less than 8 gigs, and 2 of which being with in the last month. It is in near perfect condition, like the day that it left me at Fuzzy's.

    During the 2 months that followed the theft, TB'ers graciously donated and coordinated enough for me to put down and start another Benavente. One thing that I mentioned to those that donated, is if my stolen one returns, I would sell one and repay them.

    I decided to keep the SCD6 6-String model.
     
  2. tbone409

    tbone409

    Feb 17, 2007
    kenosha, wi
    this is definitely my dream bass, and an amazing story
    best luck with the sale!
     
  3. XavidmanX

    XavidmanX

    Jun 29, 2006
    Bakersfield, CA
    Beautiful bass...any soundclips available?
     
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Sorry, I don't have any. I really didn't play that bass enough on gigs, nor did I have it long enough to get the oppt'y to use it in the studio.
     
  5. portraitoftracy

    portraitoftracy

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    Weight?
     
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    9.85lbs, just under 10lbs.
     
  7. CH Design

    CH Design Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Ottawa, ON
    That is a beautiful bass. I wish I had the cash or something of equal value to offer as a trade.
     
  8. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    that is by far my favorite single cut of all time... I can just stare at it for hours..

    too bad im poor LOL
     
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    You would really be surprised how much nicer it looks in person. Even with the satin finish the redwood grain jumps out of it pretty wildly.

    Actually it is For Sale only ("FS Only:..."), but I would break the rule for either of 2 things (only these 2 and nothing else, please don't ask about anything else!): (1) any non-bolt on Fodera 4 or 5 string bass, or (2) Walter Woods Ultra + $650.

    Man, that is a big compliment, my SCD5'er is now blushing... oh wait, it's just that beautiful redwood glow that I'm seeing. :smug:
    I hear ya bro, if I could afford to, I'd try to keep both of the SCD's.
     
  10. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Fantastic price on a fantastic bass... If this read Fodera on the headstock it would go for twice what he is asking in a heartbeat.

    Bennie SC's are fantastic instruments at great prices.
     
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    couldn't agree with you more, Joe!

    Gosh, how many Bennies have you owned, like 4 or 5? I know that Thor has one of yours and it is fretless now!
     
  12. Bump for the reunion. I remember that day.
     
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yeah that was a crazy day... Both, the day it was stolen and when driver800 saw it on Craigslist exactly a month ago today.
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Gone.
    Final pix of the bass:

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